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Wealth Creation, Social Virtues, and Sociality: Social Capital's Role in Creating and Sustaining Wealth

John A. Coleman, S.J.

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter investigates the notion of “social capital”, beginning with its development among sociologists and its eventual employment by economists and others. It urges a conversation between ... More


The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Daniel Finn (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Roman Catholic social thought has had much to say about economic life: about virtues and moral principles, about individuals, communities, and institutions. Catholic social thought (CST) is a complex ... More


From a Theological Frame to a Secular Frame: How Historical Context Shapes Our Understanding of the Principles of Catholic Social Thought

Mary L. Hirschfeld

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the fundamental hypothesis of the True Wealth of Nations project—that the economic and cultural criteria identified in the tradition of Catholic social thought provide an ... More


What Does Catholic Social Thought Recommend for the Economy?: The Economic Common Good as a Path to True Prosperity

Albino Barrera, O.P.

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

It is remarkable that during the long history of Catholic social thought (CST) no one seems to have attempted to list all its recommendations for how economic life should be conducted. Because the ... More


Catholic Social Thought, Civil Economy, and the Spirit of Capitalism

Stefano Zamagni

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter is a preliminary test of the fundamental hypothesis of the True Wealth of Nations project:“The economic and cultural criteria identified in the tradition of Catholic social thought (CST) ... More


What Is “Sustainable Prosperity for All” in the Catholic Social Tradition?

Andrew M. Yuengert

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the character of “sustainable prosperity for all”. Although the Catholic social tradition is reluctant to give unqualified practical advice about how to achieve prosperity, it ... More


The Political and Economic Impact of CST since 1891: Christian Democracy and Christian Labour Unions in Europe

Vera Negri Zamagni

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter sketches the beginning stages of modern Catholic social thought (CST) in Europe between the 19th century and World War II. It then discusses the flourishing of Christian Democratic ... More


The Unjust Contract: A Moral Evaluation

Daniel K. Finn

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a moral evaluation of unjust contracts. The moral rejection of unjust contracts is ancient. The biblical condemnation of the practice found its most basic argument in the ... More


Introduction: Developing an Architecture for Relating Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Daniel K. Finn

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the “True Wealth of Nations” research project. This volume resulted from an international conference sponsored by the Institute for Advanced ... More


Truly Africa, and Wealthy!: What Africa Can Learn from Catholic Social Teaching about Sustainable Economic Prosperity

Paulinus I. Odozor, C.S.Sp

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter attempts to show how, as the True Wealth of National project proposes, the economic and cultural criteria identified in the tradition of Catholic social thought can provide an effective ... More


Just Contracts and Catholic Social Teaching: A Perspective from Anglo-American Law

Vincent D. Rougeau

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a brief legal history of contract law in the United States and identifies multiple ways in which it includes a bias toward market decisions and often excludes fundamental ... More


Moving from Research to Action: Some Lessons and Directions ( from a Catholic Social Ministry Bureaucrat)

John Carr

in The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199739813
eISBN:
9780199866120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter addresses a number of difficulties that must be faced in order to move from the scholarly analyses presented in the preceding chapters in the book toward concrete action in public ... More


Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

James L. Marsh and Anna Brown (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The book presents Daniel Berrigan’s contributions and challenge to Catholic social thought. His contribution lies in his consistent, comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to issues of ... More


Living Crunchy and Doing Right(s)

Susan R. Holman

in God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter explores the paradigm of “sharing the world” with a focus on modern models of giving, divestment, and hospitality. Those who live in the modern West are often faced with an ... More


Introduction

Vincent D. Rougeau

in Christians in the American Empire: Faith and Citizenship in the New World Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188097
eISBN:
9780199852109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188097.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This introductory chapter sets out the book's main argument, namely that the social, economic, and political life of the United States has reached a crisis point that will require many Christians to ... More


The Catholic Moment in American Social Thought

Wilfred M. Mcclay

in Catholics in the American Century: Recasting Narratives of U.S. History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451409
eISBN:
9780801465642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451409.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the role of Catholic social thought within the contemporary alliance between Protestant and Catholic social conservatives. Drawing on Fr. Richard John Neuhaus' hope that ... More


Introduction: Viewing Paul Hanly Furfey’s Contribution against a Wide Horizon

Nicholas K. Rademacher

in Paul Hanly Furfey: Priest, Scientist, Social Reformer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276769
eISBN:
9780823277292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276769.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As he neared retirement, Furfey presented himself as moving through three phases: liberal, radical and revolutionary. Scholars of Furfey’s work subsequently present Furfey as the theorist of Catholic ... More


Introduction

James L. Marsh and Anna J. Brown

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction contains a biography of Berrigan’s life, brief descriptions of each chapter in the book, a reflection on the inter-relationships and implications of each chapter, and future ... More


The State of Resistance: On the Relevance of Daniel Berrigan's Work to Catholic Social Thought

Michael Baxter

in Faith, Resistance, and the Future: Daniel Berrigan's Challenge to Catholic Social Thought

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239825
eISBN:
9780823239863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239825.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Baxter writes, in his chapter, of being first introduced to Berrigan through his writings, in particular The Dark Night of Resistance. He then employs the insights of this book to set the frame for ... More


A Catholic Cosmic Common Good: Overview and Prospects

Daniel P. Scheid

in The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199359431
eISBN:
9780199359462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359431.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Section I outlines core principles of Catholic social thought, focusing on the common good and human dignity, as well as participation and subsidiarity. The chapter argues for expanded and ... More


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